You may not be able to afford to hire a full-time human resources department, but what if you could still have a human resources professional on your side? Someone to help you navigate the complex details of employment standards and human resources policy so that it makes sense for your organization?

An experienced human resources expert who can help you:

  • Identify the root causes of your most urgent and on-going human resources issues
  • Customize a strategy to help you solve your issues
  • Anticipate and troubleshoot concerns before they arise
  • Implement the tools and systems to define your organizational culture
  • Inspire your team to support your vision
  • And most importantly, help you to create your organization as an ideal place to work so that you can attract and retain the most loyal, talented, and enthusiastic employees

Here are three different levels to the HR on Retainer service.

The Full Access Retainer

This retainer is for committed professionals who want to move forward on resolving their human resources issues. With this retainer, we schedule four 45-minute calls per month, one per week, to identify what human resources issues might be top of mind and of highest priority that week and to discuss how we can assist. We roll up our sleeves and get in the trenches with you for up to an additional 8 hours per month on any human resources topics or issues that are relevant for you. This is our most popular program and creates the best results, by far, because you simply have more time with us and more guidance to work through the issues and to get the work done.

The Fundamentals Retainer

This retainer is for independent, self-starters who want to take consistent action on the various human resources elements required in their workplace and who feel that they don’t need to speak each week to get those tasks completed. With this option, we schedule three 45-minute calls per month, to get you moving quickly, stay on track and eliminate obstacles currently in your way so that you can see progress each month. The calls are supported by 4 hours per month of task delegation.

The Basic Retainer

This retainer is designed to provide those busy professionals who are unable to make time for human resources, a small sense of relief by having some support and guidance during the month. This retainer includes two 45-minute calls per month and is supported by 2 hours per month of task delegation.

Retainers are designed to provide you support when you need it and in the areas that you need it most.  We pride ourselves on being able to pinpoint the activities that are going to make the most difference in your workplace and we know that we can provide what you need each month.


To discuss how Engaged HR can best serve you, schedule a free 30-minute phone consultation.



  • I really appreciated the fact that Denise became 'part of our team' in our hiring process, rather than simply a facilitator of the process.
  • You will find the most satisfaction working with Denise Lloyd at Engaged HR if you are prepared to do a bit of your own soul searching and to answer honestly when you ask those harmless little questions that yield the most insightful and positive results. You very skilled at translating complex ideas into simple explanations that make people go ... ahhh I get it!
  • I have had the pleasure of working with Denise and Engaged HR for several months. I find her knowledge is broad and she is a true professional. She has conducted on site staff training, assisted with the hiring process and has been a sounding board for HR decisions that I needed to make. She is easy to work with - always punctual for appointments and has always been quick to respond to email questions that seem to arise constantly. I am so happy to have Denise as my HR consultant and would highly recommend Denise and Engaged HR to anyone that needs HR assistance in their business.
  • Thank you  for taking the initiative to put together the new hires boot camp this week. I know this takes a lot of organization, work and initiative on your end to champion and coordinate.  I think this is a very important  initiative and an excellent way to get employees up and running quickly. I think it does a great service to all departments and is a real morale booster for a new hire to be cared for and lead through their first couple of days with the company. It also allows us to clearly and firmly get everyone on the same page quickly. I think it also really promotes cross departmental relationships early,  which I think helps us remove silos and work more collaboratively.    I really enjoyed the opportunity to connect with and meet all of the new hires. I think this type of initiative really shows the value that HR delivers to our organization as we grow and look to set ourselves up for success. Thank you again for all your work in putting it together.  It is very much appreciated!
  • As a result of working with Engaged HR, I have a better working relationship with my employees. The hiring process from resume to hire has been greatly improved and I have learned to trust Denise's judgement in staff selection, although Denise always made it clear the final decision was mine. I have come to respect Denise's knowledge greatly and it is nice to have someone to consult and bounce ideas off before implementation.